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August 14, 2017: Roanoke Libraries Director Sheila Umberger on Building Stellar Teams in the Star City https://bookcityroanoke.com/2017/08/14/%E2%98%85-roanoke-library-director-sheila-umberger-on-building-stellar-teams-in-the-star-city/

June 23, 2017: Star City Reads Distributes More Books https://wfirnews.com/local-news/star-city-reads-distributes-more-books

June 19, 2017: Roanoke Celebrates 7th All-America City Award http://www.wdbj7.com/content/news/Roanoke-celebrates-7th-All-America-City-award-429555253.html 

June 16, 2017: 2017  All-America City Award Recipients Announced  http://gradelevelreading.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Press-Release_2017-AAC-Award-Recipients-Announced_061617.pdf

April 2017: Roanoke Named a 2017 All-America City Award Finalist! http://gradelevelreading.net/roanoke-virginia-finalist-summary

March 29, 2017: City of Roanoke Honored as Pacesetter for Star City Reads Work with Children http://www.roanokeva.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=479

February 23, 2017: Roanoke Harry Potter festival will benefit Star City Reads http://wsls.com/2017/02/23/roanoke-harry-potter-festival-will-benefit-star-city-reads/?cid=facebook_WSLS_10

January 24, 2017: Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Names 40 Public Housing Agencies to 2015-2016 Honor Roll http://gradelevelreading.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/PHA-Honor-Roll-Press-Release-012317.pdf

January 19, 2017: Vroom Into the Star City http://growingupinthevalley.com/vroom-into-the-star-city/

January 18, 2017: Bright Spots–Book-Rich Environments http://gradelevelreading.net/bright-spots/bright-spots-housing-book-rich-environments

September 27, 2016: Libraries Director Sheila Umberger named a Leader who Inspires by WFXR http://www.virginiafirst.com/news/local-news/virginia-at-work-leaders-who-inspire

March 8, 2016: Roanoke’s Star City Reads program wins a national award http://wsls.com/2016/03/08/roanokes-star-city-reads-program-wins-a-national-award/

March 7, 2016: Star City Reads Program Earns 2015 All-Around Pacesetter Award

July 9, 2015: Roanoke library and YMCA feed children’s bodies, minds http://www.roanoke.com/news/local/roanoke/roanoke-library-and-ymca-feed-children-s-bodies-minds/article_9bc6fbe3-aed4-54a8-8ec9-6ff77e66a36a.html

June 22, 2015: Roanoke puts “Books on Buses” to encourage kids’ summer reading http://www.roanoke.com/news/local/roanoke/roanoke-puts-books-on-buses-to-encourage-kids-summer-reading/article_f98e87c5-90d5-5e71-91d6-1c9ca5f557ec.html

November 6, 2014: Roanoke Times article: Gift local with the “Roanoke Baby” board book  http://www.roanoke.com/life/shopping/gift-local-with-the-roanoke-baby-board-book/article_fdf84236-6536-11e4-b86b-0017a43b2370.html